French Open 2021: Djokovic’s defiant defence helps him roar past Berrettini

Novak DJOKOVIC of Serbia celebrates his point during the seventh round of Roland Garros at Roland Garros on June 9, 2021 in Paris, France.

World number one and last year’s beaten finalist Novak Djokovic won 6-3, 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 against Matteo Berrettini overnight, booking yet another Grand Slam semi-final – second to only Roger Federer in the all-time ranks (50). However, it wasn’t without a few dicey moments late on…
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Don’t compare exciting teen Carlos Alcaraz to Rafael Nadal, warns Juan Carlos Ferrero

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 05: Rafael Nadal of Spain shakes hands with Carlos Alcaraz of Spain after winning their second round match during day seven of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magicaon May 05, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former world no. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero – winner at the 2003 French Open – has cautioned critics quick to apply pressure on Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz as Rafael Nadal’s successor long-term – instead saying more gradual progression is important for him to have a fruitful career.
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